Ashlee's Place Donates $3,000 of New Clothing to Orleans County Charity
BY TIFFANY LAMPE
Medina, NY, March 6, 2015 - Women empowering women. That’s an idea that Ashlee’s Place owner, Angela Waldriff believes in wholeheartedly. On Thursday, March 5, 2015 after announcing a special 2 day sale to celebrate International Women’s Day 2015, Waldriff decided she could do more. Within a short time Angela had gathered a donation to the Main Street Store valued at over $3,000, all of it new merchandise from her women’s clothing store.
“We donate to events and functions in the community all the time with gift certificates, but I felt that it was time to loosen up some of the clearance we had, and that location came to me as the perfect recipient this time,” says Waldriff. Moments later Angela was on the phone with, the Main Street Store’s donation program specialist, Daisy Stroud, letting her know that the merchandise was boxed up and ready to go.
“Daisy had sent a letter out to the business last year asking for this type of thing and now seemed to be the perfect opportunity,” explains Waldriff.
The Main Street Store, a community service initiative promoting self-sufficiency through education and employment, is a located in Albion, NY. The Main Street Store offers a number of community services including: employment training, job services, tutoring, free computer access and so much more, all housed within a bustling retail thrift store.
“I had visited the Main Street Store in their old location a year or two ago and was very impressed with the employees and what they were doing to help those looking for work in the community. It’s a great idea, and they are doing so well helping others find jobs and project themselves as they need to in the workplace,” says Waldriff.
Last year The Main Street Store helped approximately 60 people find employment.
“When I asked [Daisy] about donating she said they were low on clothing right now, so it was great timing. I hope, as always, that it is enjoyed and taken by those who really need it,” says Waldriff.